Highlight: "Jax & Marbles" and "Pick-up Stix" by Jacqueline Lorraine Conwell
Things in life don't always go as planned, especially when it comes to certain life events. That was something Julian and Alexia were learning the hard way. Passing away at a young age was something that had caught Julian off guard. Losing touch with her best friend had left Alexia feeling lonely and confused. Both felt alone in two completely different worlds, not sure if they would ever come across someone they could truly trust and depend on. But then one fateful evening, Julian was given the chance of a lifetime to fill an empty void in someone's life - while getting a second chance to live the one he'd lost.
Things were going well for Alora-with the exception of her stagnant relationship with Jordan. She was hoping that her usual beach ritual would bring something to fruition and save her from her current situation. But with their junior year of college approaching, her hope was starting to feel like a pipe dream.
Little did she know, her beach ritual wasn't in vain . . .
For what felt like an eternity, James had waited patiently for Alora's toxic relationship to dissipate as he kept a safe distance. He didn't know how much longer he'd be able to stand idly by, when without warning, his patience paid off. Alora's situation took a turn for the better from his perspective, which finally gave him the chance to step in and help Alora start fresh. But soon after James was introduced to her, he realized that swooping in to save the day isn't always as easy as it seems.